Future is the top musical act in the U.S., remaining at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 18), as his new album HNDRXX debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The Artist 100 (which launched in July 2014) measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Future tallies his third total week atop the Artist 100, as his new set arrives as his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 121,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. Streaming marks his greatest share of points on the Artist 100 (43 percent), followed by album sales (36 percent).
As previously reported, this week is a historic one for Future, as he becomes the first artist ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in back-to-back weeks, as HNDRXX follows the chart-topping start of FUTURE on the March 11-dated tally.
Rounding out the latest Artist 100's top five, Bruno Mars rises 3-2, swapping spots with Ed Sheeran (2-3); The Weeknd is steady at No. 4; and The Chainsmokers return to the top five (7-5).
The Chainsmokers score their own monumental week on the charts, joining The Beatles and Bee Gees as the only duos or groups to have notched at least three simultaneous top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100. The duo also achieves two firsts on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, becoming the first act to score three consecutive No. 1s by the same artist and ranking at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, with "Something Just Like This" (with Coldplay), "Paris" and "Closer (featuring Halsey), respectively.
Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here.